Inspiration Board

I am a visual person. I need to see a visual representation of my progress and, well, one of those tickers just won’t do the trick. I’ll still have some type of “scientific” ticker/chart/etc posted here, but I wanted something more pretty for my home.

So, I created an Inspiration Board. It’s a 12×12 inch piece of cardboard I decorated with papers, ribbon, chipboard (and packaging) from Cosmo Cricket‘s Earth Love line, some vintage ribbon and ric rac, some Thickers alphabet stickers, glitter, Pink Paislee brads and some other goodies.

My plan is to add a sparkly gem for every pound I lose and I have li’l chipboard lovlies to represent various milestones (5 lbs, 10lbs, 5%, 10%, etc). And yes, if you see in the images below the li’l butterfly with the “100 lbs – goal” and thought “oh, Amy doesn’t need to lose 100 pounds” well, for 1) I love you. Marry me? and 2) get with the program. I weigh 264 pounds. At least that’s what I did at the beginning of December. If I weigh less than 264 (oh gosh that is painful to type) at the Fit Milwaukee Challenge weigh-in Wednesday, I will give reward myself on the board accordingly. If I weigh more than 264 (oh please God no) then I will readjust my goal weight to whatever 100 less than that number is. Of course when I hit my goal weight, I may change it to a different number, but I’m 5’8″ with broad shoulders and I don’t think much less than 165 would be good for me.

If you’re viewing this blog in a reader, you’ll probably have to click through to the site to see the gallery below.

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0 Replies to “Inspiration Board”

    1. I am kind of freaking out right now. May need to step away from the computer and have some tea. scratch that. Hot chocolate will do the trick. :0

  1. Amy,

    I’m so excited for you. You can do it!!! If you want, you can post your progress over on my weight loss blog too. I am hoping that if we all support each other, we’ll all do better.

    PS: love the inspiration board! Great idea!!

    1. Aww thanks Julie! I’d love to get in on the action on your blog too! This line of Cosmo Cricket goodness is just perfect for this inspiration board!

  2. I really love your board! What a great idea. 🙂 I’m try to make some big changes this year too. Glad that you’ll be blogging along because I need motivation!

  3. I love the fact that you put that number up there, Amy. It makes me feel courageous. I’m with you, kid. Right with you.

    Also, your inspiration board is gorgeous.

  4. What a great idea, I think I might have to imitate you! I am going to bookmark your blog and keep up on your progress from just reading this:

    I’m not a skinny girl in a fat girl’s body. I’m a fat girl in a fat girl’s body.

    I HATE when people say I’m just a skinny girl in a fat girl’s body and I love how you own how you are. Good luck and I hope by reading your blog, I’ll keep myself inspired to lose some weight myself.

    1. thank you so much. I thought I responded to this post last year but clearly I didn’t. Glad you agree with me on the “skinny girl in a fat girls body” HATE THAT

  5. Hi,

    how are you getting on with your weight loss?
    I do am trying to lose weight and am going to creat an inspration bore< not sure what to put on at present I have 2 stone and half a LB to lose so i can have IVF…. but ive lost 4 stone 8 and half LB in the last 8 months so im gettin bored and now lol… have you got any tips?

    1. Things haven’t been going well. Been up and down for months. Luckily, I’ve kept at least 15 off. Congrats on your weight loss so far. I know you can do it!

      My best advice is to track what you eat – write it down. This is the hardest thing for me but something I know I need to do. And of course, get active!

  6. Hi Amy! I love love love your inspiration board and am going to steal that idea as soon as I’m done writing this. I always keep track of my weight loss (or gain) through charts and figures using excel or matlab because I’m a nerd, but I never thought of scrapbooking it!
    I just stumbled on your blog while searching for inspiration and advice about running. I weigh 245 and just started running and love(hate) it. I got hooked on your blog after reading your sister post and decided to backtrack and read the beginning . That’s why I’m commenting on a year and a half old post. ANYWAYS, I’ll keep reading and will probably post more comments as I go.

    1. Steal away!!! It’s so important to reward yourself however works best for you! 😀

      I’m so happy you found my blog. I hope it helps you! I’m right about at that weight right now, but I know you can do it!

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